Ophthalmology (25 News)

New Small Portable Diagnostic System For iron & Vitamin A deficiency

Dec 6, 2017 4:00 pm
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Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect...

Killer Flies Push the Boundaries of Fast Vision

Oct 8, 2017 6:00 pm
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Have you ever noticed that it’s difficult to swat a fly? Although some attribute their deftness to simple feats of agility, new research suggest...

Key compounds to resolve abnormal vascular growth in age-related macular degeneration identified

Sep 11, 2017 2:00 pm
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A compound of specific bioactive products from a major family of enzymes reduced the severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a preclinic...

Preventing Angiogenesis in the Retina Using Genome Eediting

Aug 16, 2017 4:00 pm
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A research team from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear has successfully prevented mice from developing angiogenesis of ...

Stomach Protein Offers Better Eye Moisturisers

Aug 3, 2017 11:00 am
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After a long day of working at the computer, scratchy contact lenses are not only painful, over longer periods of time they can also damage ocular tis...

Stem Cells Therpay May Be the Answer to Heal Corneal Wounds

Aug 2, 2017 10:00 am
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A new review is the first to directly examine the role of various stem cells in the healing of wounded cornea, the outermost part of the eye. In contr...

How The Bacteria In The Eyes Help Protecting Them?

Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing. Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection, new...

The Factor That Acts Like a Double Edged Sword in Neurology!

Jul 6, 2017 3:01 pm
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Investigators report on a transcription factor that they have found that can help certain neurons regenerate, while simultaneously killing others.The ...

What Would a Light Sensing Protein Do in The Brain?!

Jul 4, 2017 12:01 pm
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Six biological pigments called rhodopsins play well-established roles in light-sensing in the fruit fly eye. Three of them also have light-independent...

The First Clinical Trial to Use Embryonic Stem Cells in Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Jun 28, 2017 9:00 am
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In the next few months, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou will carefully drill through the skulls of people with Parkinson’s disease and...

NIH Competition For Creating 'Eye in a Dish'

Jun 18, 2017 2:00 pm
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The National Eye Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a competition to develop a working model of the human retina fro...

How Our Eyes See The World?

Jun 17, 2017 11:00 am
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The mystery of how human eyes compute the direction of moving light has been made clearer by scientists at The University of Queensland. Using adva...

Cutting-edge stem cell therapy proves safe, but will it ever be effective?

May 30, 2017 7:00 pm
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It’s official: The first use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe, if not clearly effective. Japanese researchers ...

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

May 6, 2017 6:00 pm
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Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego...

Tadpoles Learn To See From Their Tails!

Apr 28, 2017 8:00 pm
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Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter d...

Identifying three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring t...

Honey bees have sharper eyesight than we thought

Apr 15, 2017 10:00 am
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Research conducted at the University of Adelaide has discovered that bees have much better vision than was previously known, offering new insights int...

iPS cell therapy reported safe

Apr 5, 2017 2:00 pm
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Japanese researchers reported this week that the first trial of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in a human has proved safe and effective in halti...

How Other Senses Step Up to Help in Blind People?

Apr 1, 2017 9:00 am
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The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such a...

Effect of Cell Environment on Eye Diseases

Mar 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular ma...


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